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CA Police Union Calls on Feds to Prosecute Man Charged with Attacking Officers After DA Drops Charges
CA Governor Signs Law Allowing Citizens to Refuse to Help Police

New CA Law Will Require Deadly Force to be "Necessary"

Under the new standard, prosecutors can also consider the actions both of officers and of the victim leading up to a deadly encounter, to determine whether the officer acted within the scope of law, policy and training.

August 19, 2019

California Legislature Passes Bill on De-Escalation, Use of Force Policies

If the bill becomes law, police agencies would have to adhere to statewide requirements that officers be instructed in ways to de-escalate confrontations. Officers would also be required to receive training in dealing with individuals who are homeless, mentally ill, in distress, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

May 29, 2019

CA Legislation to Change Lethal Force Justification Passes Committee Hearing

The bill’s main author, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, said AB 392 prevents “unnecessary deaths” by “clarifying law enforcement’s obligations.” Weber’s team said the legislation would push officers to rely on de-escalation techniques like verbal persuasion and crisis intervention methods instead of lethal force.

April 10, 2019

Wife of Slain CA Officer Slams Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris for Death Penalty Decision

Former California Police Chief Awarded $7 Million in Gender Discrimination Suit

The suit alleges Lili Hadsell, chief of police from 2008 to 2013, was subjected to prejudicial treatment that ultimately led to her firing. It also accuses the department of promoting Hadsell to the position as a form of “tokenism” as the city “paraded her around as a prop to celebrate themselves for having a female police chief.”

March 27, 2019

Ex-L.A. Sheriff Baca Loses Appeal, Faces Prison

An appeals court upheld the conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday, clearing the way for the now ailing law enforcement figure to spend years in prison for obstructing justice and lying to federal authorities.

February 11, 2019

Jury Awards $2.5M to Family of Man Who Was Fatally Shot While Stabbing California Officer
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